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I have a LG LHD45EL and the compressor works, fins chill but fan won't turn at all. I took it apart and cleaned the armature of the fan, Used a non-contact device to ensure electric is present in the windings that make the fan armature spin. The fan motor still does not spin. Any help would be appreciated! The closest authorized center is 35 miles away. Thanks, Ty

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  • tybled17 Jul 30, 2009

    I forgot to add that I tried this earlier, spun the blades but they did not keep spinning. Also, the fan blades are not bound in any way, they do freely spin.
    Thanks,
    Ty

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Let the unit cool down
with power on try sticking something in there to spin the fan blade
if it spins and continues to work it is a bad capacitor (little shiny metal can sometimes oval or round)
if it doesnt spin i would have to guess the motor is bad
hope this helps

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